Turtle Helps To Preserve Marine Ecosystem

The east coast shores of Malaysia is the landing spot for four of the world’s seven turtle species, including the biggest one the Leatherback (Dermochelys coreacea).

The other three are the Greenback (Chelonia mydas), Hawksbill (Eratmochelys imbricata) and Olive Ridley (Lepidochelys Olivacea).

It is a known fact that the turtle population, especially the Leatherback, is dwindling not only due the threat posed by humans but also due to natural factors.

Yet not many know why a handful of people want to save this mammal from extinction.

The head of the Hawksbill Turtle and & Sea Terrapin Conservation for WWF in Melaka, Lau Min Min explains that turtles like others in the animal kingdom play a significant role in maintaining the marine ecological balance.

Read full story HERE.


About Candace M Hansen

Wildlife advocate, conservationist and environmentalist.
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